Lent 2013

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust ~ Can we rise again?

Ash Wednesday 2018 Dear Friends, Ash Wednesday is upon us once again. Easter is early this year ~ Sunday April 1st. So, you may ask ~ what are ashes all about? We Catholics like symbols.  (So does Harry Potter.) What can they tell us about life? And death?  And reality? When the priest smears ashes […]

Unbind us, Lord! Let us go free!

The Fifth Sunday of Lent In today’s gospel, John the Evangelist has still another incredible that the church uses to show us how Jesus wants to be for us: He is the One who unbinds our shackles / calls us forth from the tombs of our lives and offers us new and risen life! When? For […]

I can see! You light up my life!

The Fourth Sunday of Lent – The story of the man born blind John the Evangelist is inviting us to ask ourselves:  Who are the blind ones?  Who are those who see? If you have time, read the entire story for yourself John Chapter Nine. It’s an important question for any of us who choose […]

A thirsty man meets a thirsty woman

We’re in an important series of Sunday scriptures used to help catechumens (those preparing to meet the Lord in baptism).  In using this series of three stories (1st) The Woman at the Well, (2nd) The Man Born Blind (next Sunday) and (3rd)  The Raising of Lazarus, the Church all through its history asks  John the […]

I’ve been to the mountain

The Second Sunday of Lent Jesus takes Peter, James and John to a mountaintop and there they have ~ well ~ a “peak” experience extraordinaire.  For the full text of the day’s Mass readings go to the link provided here.  When you are ready to return to this blog page, click on the little arrow […]

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

Dear Friends, Ash Wednesday is upon us once again. Easter is early this year ~ March 31st. So, you may ask ~ what’s this Ashes thing” We Catholics like symbols.  (So does Harry Potter.) What are ashes about? What can they tell us about life? And death?  And reality? When the priest smears ashes on […]